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Braves bring back C Tyler Flowers on minor league deal

The sun sets at SunTrust park during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies,...
The sun sets at SunTrust park during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 11:04 PM EDT
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(AP) - The Atlanta Braves have signed catcher Tyler Flowers to a minor league deal. The 35-year-od Flowers spent the past five seasons with the Braves but wasn’t re-signed after hitting .217 with one homer and five RBIs in 2020.

But Atlanta needs catching depth after Travis d’Arnaud went on the 60-day disabled list last weekend with a left thumb injury. He was hurt applying a tag at the plate in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays and underwent ligament surgery Monday.

The Braves have turned to touted rookie William Contreras to handle the bulk of the catching duties.

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